After reports of illegal lotteries via Facebook, the Dutch gambling authority has now stopped 2 lotteries via Instagram with the help of Facebook. Taking action against illegal lotteries on Instagram is done in the same way as on Facebook. The Ksa reported the Instagram pages as Vip lottery” and win action to Facebook. To participate in the lotteries – depending on the product to be won – an amount up to 100 euros had to be paid. When winning, there was also the possibility of not choosing the prize itself, but its value in cash. The pages are no longer online.
Initially, the Ksa was mainly reported illegal lotteries that took place in Facebook groups. The Ksa reported these – after investigation – to Facebook, via the so-called Gambling Regulatory Channel of the company. After assessment based on its own guidelines, Facebook can then remove the group. Recently, the reports also concern lotteries via Instagram.